More activities to explore

We've narrowed down a list of the best things to check out while in Paihia, so that you can start planning your next adventure - today!


Ideal for those looking to explore the surrounding Bay of Islands and all their glory, Paihia comes equipped with a variety of day tours and activities that are sure to appeal to holidaymakers of all kinds.



Why not Jump on a Jet Ski?


From the Bay of Islands Jet Ski Blaster to the Bay of Islands Jet Ski Explorer, you get to choose the pace of your next jet ski adventure!


Whether you have an hour to spare or five, these tours will take you everywhere from Cook's Cove to Motuarohia (Roberton) Island, Te Huruhi Bay to Long Beach, Hole in the Rock and everywhere else in between.


Equipped with necessary saftey equipment and guided by a professional skipper with great local knowledge, get set for a great day out on the water!



Enjoy a Bay of Islands Day Cruise


It's no secret that sailing in the Bay of Islands is an absolute must-do when visiting Northland! Located in the sub-tropical Far North of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands is a magical sailing destination; offering over 140 natural islands within easy day sailing distance. This little slice of paradise is a truly memorable place to go for a sailing trip, with its calm, pristine waters, marine wildlife and of course, the naturally stunning scenery.


Discover the natural beauty of the Bay of Islands with this Island Hopper Day Cruise that includes sailing, snorkeling, swimming, hiking, paddle boarding, picnicking and wildlife!


Departing Paihia, spend a day on this small-group tour that has been designed to suit the active/adventurer, but equally relaxing if you’re looking for an easy-going day.


Alternatively, there's the Bay of islands Sundowner Cruise which is ideal if you don’t have a whole day to spend sailing/. It’s also a great opportunity to experience sailing at a more relaxed and cooler time of day, with the atmosphere of an evening cruise something you just have to experience for yourself!


Departing Paihia beachfront at 5pm, you'll be taken through the inner bays of the Bay of Islands, Paihia, Opua, Russel and Waitangi. Experience the landscape from a different perspective and take it all in as you cruise alongside the water's edge and meander through peaceful anchorages, with a complimentary drink in hand. I'd cheers to that!



Experience the Magic of Hole in the Rock on a Helicopter Flight


Enjoy a scenic flight over the beautiful Bay of Islands as you fly over the crystal clear turquoise waters of the main island group to the world famous Hole in the Rock.


Departing from the beachfront helipad in Paihia, the flight heads across Russell with views over to Opua and surrounds before tracking along the stunning peninsula coastline to Cape Brett and it’s lighthouse where you will experience an exciting turn to fly around the Hole in the Rock.


Bound to leave you with an appreciation for the local history, culture and coastal environment that is uniquely Northland, this 20-minute scenic flight is a must-do while in New Zealand!


Whether you're wanting to surprise or treat someone for a special occasion, need help planning a marriage proposal or are looking to add a little something extra to your next holiday, this is the tour for you!



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